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BEIJING, Sept 30 (Reuters) - WTA Finals qualifiers Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep recorded straight sets victories at the China Open on Tuesday, but Singapore hopefuls Eugenie Bouchard and Agnieszka Radwanska were dumped out in second round upsets.
BEIJING, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal enjoyed an emphatic return to singles action as he powered past Richard Gasquet at the China Open on Tuesday, while world number one Novak Djokovic overcame a sluggish start to continue his perfect run in Beijing.
INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The banning of a Malaysian martial arts gold medallist for a doping offence overshadowed rare victories for Saudi Arabia and Singapore at the Asian Games on Tuesday.
SINGAPORE, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Recently retired Chinese tennis trailblazer Li Na, Asia's only grand slam singles winner, has been appointed as an ambassador for next month's season ending WTA Tour Finals in Singapore.
TOKYO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - World number five David Ferrer's poor start to the ATP's Asian swing continued on Monday when he was dumped out of the Japan Open in the first round by fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers.
BEIJING, Sept 29 (Reuters) - U.S. Open champions Marin Cilic and Serena Williams kicked off their China Open campaigns with straight sets victories against battling underdogs on Monday, but Rafa Nadal suffered defeat in a rare doubles outing on his return from injury.
BEIJING, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Reigning French Open champion Maria Sharapova, former world number one Venus Williams and Australian Samantha Stosur sailed into the second round of the China Open with straight set victories on Sunday.
Sept 28 (Reuters) - An emotional Andy Murray thanked his lucky stars after saving five match points before beating Spain's Tommy Robredo 5-7 7-6(9) 6-1 to win the Shenzhen Open in China on Sunday -- his first title since winning Wimbledon last year.